No Victims Found After Report of Gunfire in Dorchester; Road Reopened

No one was injured and the search for a suspect is still ongoing

NBC Universal, Inc.

Multiple intersections in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood were shut down after reports of shots fired in the area set off a search for the suspect, but have since reopened, Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday.

State police said at 12:50 p.m. that Gallivan Boulevard was shut down at multiple locations, including the intersections with Dorchester Avenue and Washington Street, as they and Boston police searched for a suspect. The area reopened to traffic about 30 minutes later.

No injuries were reported and the search for a suspect was ongoing, state police said.

The Boston firefighters union said in a statement Tuesday that its members assigned to Ladder 6 were in the direct vicinity of a shots fired incident in Dorchester around 12:15 p.m.

"We are relieved to confirm that none of our members or apparatus were struck by the gunfire and there were no other injuries," they said.

They also expressed gratitude to Boston police and state police for their quick response and for ensuring the safety of their members and the public.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a large police presence descended on the Alicia Road neighborhood. But police cleared the scene around 2:30 p.m.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Boston Police Department at 1-800-494-TIPS.

No other details were immediately available.

Contact Us